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Lithium battery technology funding

University of Utah team receives USTAR grant for development of new lithium battery technology.

A research group led by professor Jan D. Miller of the University of Utah’s Department of Metallurgical Engineering has received a $191,700 grant to aid the development and commercialization of a solid polymer electrolyte/electrode technology for lithium batteries.

The Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative awarded the University Technology Acceleration Grant to the Miller group.

The Miller group consists of professor Xuming Wang and graduate student Quinyu Zhu at the University of Utah and professors Jin Liu and Yue Lin from Central South University in Changsha, China.

Project partners include a research team at Brigham Young University led by professor John Harb. Applied Minerals, which has mining operations and laboratories in Utah, is also supporting the project.